You can tell it’s Spring – gorgeous cheap veges and fruit are appearing in the market, daylight saving and (periodically) better weather are here, and everyone’s out on the street a bit more – and not just for the World Cup shenanigans!
You can tell it’s Frocktober and the start of the Frocking season because there’s a surge in stylish women accessorising with a bike, and also because the Frocks Mothership crew are donkey-deep in the fervour of organising that marks every Frocktober!
We’ve an amazing calendar of good times coming up for your enjoyment.
The BIGGEST THING is Wheel Stylish. It’s totally unique – a full runway show of the hottest New Zealand fashion, on wheels!
Mark your diaries: Wheel Stylish, Thursday 17th November – it’s the place to see and be seen!
See photos of the 2010 Wheel Stylish.
But between now and then:
Sunday 30th October:
Frocktober in the Hutt: Pedalling to the Dowse
Hutt Frocks On Bikes celebrate Frocktober!
Join our sisters to the north for a ride along the Hutt River Trail and a visit to Scott Eady’s 100 Bikes Project: Part 1 – an amazing interactive exhibition featuring 100 restored bikes – and you can even plant some sunflowers when you get to The Dowse!
Meet at the Riverbank carpark at 1pm. RSVP on the Facebook event
In Wellington city:
Get Out There festival day – see the Council’s website for the fun, free activities. The Mayor will be welcoming a donation of 100 bikes from Beijing to the city of Wellington for Wellingtonians to use!
Thursday 20th and Thursday 27th Frocktober
Frocktober Evening Rides!
Celebrate the long and lovely evenings – and show off our style in motion. Rendez-vous with us at 6.30pm by the main Hole in the Wharf (by Te Papa) for a leisurely evening spin along the waterfront – wherever we feel like going on the day, with refreshment stops at the bar, cafe and or ice-cream parlour that takes our fancy.
An idyllic Frock-nic!
It’s so simple it’s genius: combine tasty food, great company, Wellington’s lovely outdoors and the convenience of two wheels, and the result: a great picnicking time!
Whip up something tasty to bring, pop your sunglasses on and join the cruise to a delightful spot, and enjoy good times and a great shared lunch. More info to come!
Street Skills workshop – Intermediate riders
It’s a great time to sharpen your bike-handling and defensive riding skills so you can keep your poise in Welly’s exciting roads. Join the small class (max. 6) enjoying three hours of tailored training from our expert road skills trainers for only $30!
RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with “Street Skills” in the subject line.
and remember: Thursday 17th November is…
It’s the event of the season: a full runway fashion show, all on bikes, of Wellington’s and New Zealand’s finest designers. Wheel Stylish will be a fabulous evening with featuring the best in sustainable food and wine for your enjoyment.
Mark your diaries! This will be an exclusive event with limited numbers.
Happy Frocktober – see you on the road!
Love from Frocks On Bikes